Racy addition for float parade
Santa Claus will be coming to town on December 1 this year.
The Te Puke community has once again come together to create the 2018 Seeka Te Puke Float Parade, which will take place from 11am along Jellicoe St.
Epic Te Puke’s Rebecca Larsen says the event is well established and is always well supported by the community.
Organisers from Te Puke Events and Promotions Group Ltd (Epic Te Puke) thanked Seeka for again being the naming sponsor and welcomed DMS Progrowers as a new sponsor to the Supreme Theme Prize category.
AFFCO would be sponsoring the Community Organisations prize and Zespri sponsoring the Business and Commercial prize.
“We are very grateful to these sponsors, giving us the much needed financial support to manage and run this community event,” says Rebecca.
She says last year about 30 floats were entered, one of the largest parades the town had seen, and she expects similar numbers this year.
Local sports stars will be celebrated as the theme this year, says Rebecca.
“We have a lot of different sports options in and around Te Puke to celebrate which will create an interesting and fun theme.”
All floats will be judged this year within their category based on this theme.
The Supreme Award Trophy, donated by Te Puke Jewellers, will once again be awarded to the float that the three judges deem to be supreme theme winner.
The supreme theme prize is generously donated by DMS Progrowers this year. In 2017
tamarakau School took out the Epic title.
Spectators will also be treated to a viewing of a Maclaren M8F race car on loan from Warwick Mortimer who lives in Matakana. Denny Hulme drove a similar vehicle when he won the CANAM championship in North America and Canada.
Christmas Parade spectators will be treated to a viewing of a Maclaren M8F race car that will be on loan from Warwick Mortimer who lives in Matakana.
Santa is coming to town on December 1.